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Welcome to WJS Year 5!

There are lots of exciting projects and challenges for you and I hope you will have a huge amount of fun learning lots of new skills!


MRS LOFTHOUSE/ MRS COMLEY/ MRS MATTHEWS: We are very lucky that Mrs Lofthouse, Mrs Comley and Mrs Matthews will be working with us in Year 5!

MRS ROBINSON: Mrs Robinson is our Sports Coach and will be working alongside Miss Rowell and Miss Linwood during one PE session a week. 

MR SILLS: We are very lucky that Mr Sills will be joining us again in September to teach music one half term each term. We will get our first sessions after October half term.

Miss Rowell

Miss Rowell is one of the Year 5 teachers, working alongside Miss Linwood. She is in charge of leading PE for the school and is very excited to be taking children to various sporting competitions throughout the year, including girls football, Gymnastics, Cross Country and Sports Hall Athletics.

In her spare time Miss Rowell loves to go to the gym and play sport, particularly netball. She enjoys travelling, especially to sunny places! As well as this, Miss Rowell loves to spend time with her friends and family!

Make sure you pop by and say hello!

What we are learning about...

Autumn 1  Year 5 – Space Invaders

Our topic for the first half term was 'Space Invaders' where we looked forward to the challenge of sending a teddy bear into Space! Alongside this we learnt about the history of space, including finding out about the first people (and creatures) sent in to Space! We learnt about our Solar System and identified how the planets orbit the sun, as well as investigating how night and day are created. 

Autumn 2  Year 5 – Lights! Camera! Action!

During this half term our topic wass LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! We used Stop Motion to create our very own animations. We learnt all about camera angles, lighting and music, which all helps to create the mood and tine of the animation. We all had an amazing time!

Spring 1 Year 5 – Ancient Egyptians

This half term was all about travelling back in time to the world of Ancient Egypt. We learnt all about the mysteries of Tutankhamun's tomb and how Howard Carter discovered it (with a little help from his friends!) At the end of our topic we even created our own 'Horrible Histories' performance to show what we had learnt. It was great fun!

Spring 2 Year 5 - Amazing Americas

This half term we discovered the Americas! This topic was largely geography based where we learnt all about the different climate zones and creatied our own biome zoo! We found out lots of fun and exciting facts all about the Americas and even had our own America Day.

Summer 1 Year 5 - Top Gear

This half term our topic was ‘Top Gear’. The main focus of this topic was to create a company and design and make a moving model car. In order to do this the children worked in groups, creating a business and then carrying out research to ensure their car fitted the market. At the end of the topic, we hosted a car show, where they got to show off their designs. Many people brought in their vehicles for our afternoon car show, where we even had a double decker bus!

Summer 2 Year 5 - The Vikings

This has term our topic is 'The Vikings'. We will be learning all about who the vikings were, including the Viking gods. We will find out all about Viking invasions and we will even be going on a school trip to Layer Marney Tower.

In English we will be writing our own traditional tales with a twist. During this topic we will be looking at traditional tales such as The three little pigs and putting our own exciting twists on them. 




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Indoor: Navy/Black shorts, white T-shirt and plimsols.

Outdoor: Navy/Black jogging bottoms, white T-Shirt, Navy/Black jumper, Trainers.

Important Information

PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays so please make sure you bring the correct kit to school. Girls, you will need to tie long hair back and remove earrings. We will hopefully be going outside this half term if the weather allows so please have an outdoor kit too.

Homework consists of maths, topic and spellings and needs to be handed in on Mondays. Spellings will be set on a Tuesday and tested the following week. Your Topic and Maths homework is set on a Thursday. I would also suggest you try and read as much as you can at home, I would love to hear all about the books you have been reading.

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